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Exploring informal professional development Welcome Your facilitator is Please check your audio go to Tools > Audio > Audio Setup Wizard (in the menu bar) follow instructions in the Audio Setup Wizard If you cannot get your audio to work then post a comment in the chat box and a moderator will help you.
>Introductions Click on the Talk button to talk. Click on the Talk button again when you have finished speaking – to allow other people to talk. Put your hand up, by clicking on the hand icon, if you want to say something. Remember to put your hand down again, by clicking on the hand icon, when you have started speaking (or no longer want to speak).
>Intended outcomes By the end of this module you should: >be able to identify key features of effective professional development >be able to analyse the effectiveness of a range of formal and informal learning opportunities >know about a range of strategies to support professional development in your institution >know what a personal learning network is >be able to implement a professional development activity in your institution. 3
5 >5 key features of effective PD Structured to have clear outcomes Develop personal as well as professional growth Meet the needs of the individual and the organisation Entitlement for all Led by experienced and professionally credible presenters Opportunity to work in collaboration Formal training Informal networking Placements in other schools or by ‘acting up’ in your own school Access should be transparent, fair and equitable. Grounded in classroom practice Based on sound educational practice Avoids the 'deficit model' Building on what teachers already know Clear about what success looks like Supports reflection and inquiry Both institutions and teachers are committed Collaboration Relevant
>Your experience... Face to Face Course Online courseWorkshopsWebinars Social networks - Twitter WritingBlogsReading Chat roomsCollaborationNewslettersInternet research Conferences Special interest groups TeachMeetsChatting in person Show and TellPeer ObservationsMentoringVisits Videos - You TubeInspectionsChatting onlineBookmarking Online researchShadowing 6
10 You Cluster group colleagues Whole school colleagues Department colleagues FriendsTwitterFacebookLinkedInBookmarkingOther Subject portals VP forum Subject Associations Professional bodies Tutors‘class mates’Ex- colleagues
>Personal Learning Network 11 Involves an individual’s topic oriented goal, a set of practices or techniques aimed at attracting or organizing a variety of relevant content sources, selected for their value, to help the owner accomplish a professional goal or personal interest. David Warlick Personal Learning Networks consist of the people a learner interacts with and derives knowledge from in a Personal Learning Environment Set own learning goals Manage learning; managing both content and process Communicate with others in the process of learning Learners create connections and develop a network that contributes to their professional development and knowledge The learner does not have to know these people personally or ever meet them in person The entire collection of people with whom you engage and exchange information, sometimes online
>PLN Activity 12 GroupTask AHow do the explanations of PLNs that we have given in the previous two slides compare with or differ from your definitions of a PLN? BList three points of interest about Personal Learning Networks CWhy is it important to develop a PLN? In breakout rooms Write responses on whiteboard Be prepared to feedback to everyone in 6 minutes
>Possible barriers & solutions 17 Possible barriersPossible solutions Type of activity:Developing my team’s collegiality and PLNs
>Success? 18 What are your anticipated outcomes? Over what time period? How will colleagues know if they’re succeeding? How will you monitor progress?
>Information and support 19 Background info Top tips How are you going to support them? Finding help
>Intended outcomes By the end of this module you should: >be able to identify key features of effective professional development >be able to analyse the effectiveness of a range of formal and informal learning opportunities >know about a range of strategies to support professional development in your institution >know what a personal learning network is >be able to implement a professional development activity in your institution. 20